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Washington News §f)* hf [ | Society and General j
Spokesmen Appear Before
Commissioners at Hearing
on Billboard Law.
Union Men Fear Abrogation of
Eights Under Anti-Injunc
tion Act.
Organized labor spokesmen, with
others who sought changes in the sign
regulations affecting commercial adver
tising displays, appeared before the Dis
trict Commissioners at a public hearing
today to ask for an amendment provid
ing that the rules shall not apply to
“signs displayed or carried for the pur
pose of acquainting the public with the
existence of a labor dispute.”
Since Corporation Counsel W. W.
Bride previously had held that union
placards commonly used in ''picketing"
came within the regulations when the
amendment was first asked by the local
Fur Workers' Union several weeks ago,
the labor spokesmen contended that
without such an amendment, the Com
missioners would be empowered to
abrogate the right of labor to maintain
“picketing'' as defined In the recently
enacted Ncrris-La Guardia anti-injunc
tion bill.
The labor representatives who appear
ed at the hearing were March Lewis,
for the Fur Workers' Union. Local No.
72:: John B Colpovs. editor of the
Trade Unionist, and Edward J. Tracy,
representing the legal information de
partment of the American Federation
of Labor.
Cites Congress Action.
Tracy contended that Congress, hav
ing legalized "picketing." any attempt j
by the Commissioners to enforce regu- |
lations against union placards so used |
would be the same as lending their \
offices in behalf of "unfair" employers ,
in local labor disputes.
Maj. John C. Gotwals, Engineer Com- j
missioner. who presided at the hearing,
pointed out the District authorities had
no intention of framing section 16 of j
the regulations so as to discriminate'
against that right.
He said that what the Commissioners |
had in mind at the time was the indis- !
criminate carrying of signs on streets j
and public spaces, and it later devel
oped. as a result of the recent labor dis- !
pute, to involve the question of "picket
The Commissioners were more con
cerned with questions of '‘discrimina
tion" which would tend to break down
the regulations, if permitted, than with j
the mere question of the legal right of j
picketing, which they considered out- !
side the scope of the hearing.
Other Changes Discussed.
The hearing also was called on four
other proposed changes in the regula
tions, designed chiefly to remove what
is regarded as discriminations or in
justices. affecting particular businesses 1
or locations.
Aside from this, the question of fees
for the repainting or repairing of signs
was brought up, witnesses pointing out
that in the case of some companies the
cost of taking out new permits to ex
actly reproduce old signs was as high
as S2.500 a year. It was contended
that the regulations were not promul- j
gated for revenue-raising purposes, but !
to improve the appearances of outdoor !
advertising as well as to restrict and
David Homstein, representing the !
Sign and Pictorial Painters Union as :
well as the United Food Stores, Inc., j
proposed amendments net included in j
the call for the hearing. He suggested 1
a nominal fee for the repairing and !
repainting of commercial signs from {
$3 to $1,-according to the size. At
present, he declared, the same charge
of sio is being made to paint a repro
duction as for the original permit.
Harry J. Rhatigan, representing Stan
ford Inge. Inc., in the commercial
sign business, pointed out the charge
• for repainting commercial signs was a
discrimination that does not apply to i
the organized outdoor advertising com
Company Protests Cost.
Representing the Sanitary Grocery
Co , H. N. Deal told the Commissioners
It cost his company approximately
S5.600 a year to obtain the original
permits for its signs and additional
permits to repaint. He suggested stores
and other commercial concerns be given
the same privilege as theaters to change
their signs without the additional ex
pense involved. James J. Mullins, rep
resenting the Association of Sign Men
in the District, took the position that
the permit charges actually were a
penalty imposed on business firms for
keeping signs in a decent appearance.
Mullins declared there was no objec
tion to the original permit charges, but
If the increased cost of repainting
signs continued, it eventually would
result in merchants "dropping beauty
for economy.”
The same witnesses favored a change
in the regulations that would permit
the placing of two show cards in win
dows without a permit, provided they
did not exceed 14 by 18 inches. This
amendment was proposed to favor cir
cus advertising or others of a similar
nature. The idea, Maj. Gotwals pointed
out. is to restrict it to a period of
about two weeks to cover the current
interest in the affair. Otherwise, he
suggested, it would pave the way for
indiscriminate placarding which the
regulations sought to restrict.
Would Alter Regulation.
Another amendment provided that
“in the case cf a sign of one line cf
lettering not exceeding 16 inches in
height, the background of such sign
will be excluded if not over 3 feet by 6
inches in height.” This was proposed as
a change to section 1. regulating the
area of "skeleton signs.”
Another amendment was intended to
clar’fy section 2, which requires the is
suance of permits by inserting the words
“except as otherwise provided in these
regulations” in the sentence in which
the permit requirements are set forth.
The last proposed change in section
18 was designed to modify existing regu- i
lations that no sign erected before the
adoption of the regulations shall be re
paired. altered, repainted or moved un
less it be brought into compliance with
the requirements of all applicable regu
lations. It was sought to change this
so that "permits for repainting one line
of lettering not exceeding 16 inches in
height, whose total area exceeds 100
square feet, may be granted upon ap
proval by the Commissioners.”
Woman Dies From Fall.
Mrs. Clara Sangston, 67, of the 600
block of F street southwest, died in
Emergency Hospital last night, after
falling to the street near her home
earlier in the day and fracturing her
Gray Veterans Coming Here
Gen. c. a. de saussure (left),
commander in chief cf the
United Confederate Veterans;
Gen. Harry Rene Lee, adjutant
general (right), and Gen.
Homer T. Atkinson (below), commander
of the Army of Northern Virginia De
partment. who will lead the contingent
of veterans due here June 25 as part
of the George Washington Bicentennial
Board of Tax Appeals Re
fuses to Let Present Cor
poration Intervene.
The attempt of the present F. H.
Smith Co. to intervene in the income
tax dispute between the Internal Rev
enue Bureau and G. Bryan Pi'ts and
his wife was denied today in a decision
of the United States Board of Tax Ap
The Internal Revenue Bureau filed
claims against Pitts and his wife for
back income taxes in the sum of ap- |
proximately $2,000,000 and has seized
all of his available property in satis
faction of these claims.
Hits Government Claim.
The Smith Co., however, claims much
of the property seized by the Govern
ment actually was embezzled from the
company by Pitts while he was serving
as chairman of its board of directors.
The company claimed the Government
has no just claim to the property in
view of the circumstances under which
Pitts is alleged to have acquired it.
In denying the petition for inter
vention, the Board of Tax Appeals
pointed out the property in question is
not involved in the pending litigation.
Jurisdiction Is Denied.
"We have no jurisdiction over this
or any other property,” the opinion
read. “We determine the deficiencies,
if any. Collection is another matter,
with which we have nothing whatever
to do. Our decision cannot even re
motely or indirectly affect the right
of the F. H. Smith Co. in specific
property ”
The Smith Co. also had suggested
that it, if allowed to intervene, might
be able to bring out additional facts
pertinent to the board's inquiry. The
board pointed out. however, it had no
reason to believe the Commissioner of
Internal Revenue and counsel for Mr.
and Mrs. Pitts would not bring out all
of the facts.
1 Society of Woman Geographers
Delegation Coming Here
for Presentation.
A special gold medal commemorating
the transatlantic flight of Amelia Ear
hart Putnam has been awarded by the
Society of Woman Geographers and will
be presented to Mrs. Putnam here, it
was announced today.
Th° medal is being designed by Lucille
Sinclair Douglas of New York, and will
be brought to Washington by a dele
gation of New York members of the
society, who will fly here on the day
Mrs. Putnam arrives in the Capital.
The presentation of the medal prob
ab’y will be made by Harriet Chalmers
Adams, president of the society, follow
ing the official ceremonies in which
President Hoover will participate on
1 June 21.
The flag of the Society of Woman
Geographers, which is to be unfurled
tfor the first time on June 15, when
Marie A. Peary Stafford sails from New
York Harbor on her expedition to
North Greenland, will fly from Mrs.
Putnam's plane when she flies to the
Capital from New York. Among the
delegation of New York members of the
I society who will accompany her here
are Blair Niles, Delia Akeley, Gertrude
Emerson, Marjorie Trumbull, Gertrude
Mathers Shelby. Lucille Sinclair Doug
lass and Grace E. Barstow Murphy.
Robbed of $100 on Street.
While walking on Argyle Terrace near
Eighteenth street last night. Harry
Miller. 1300 block of Shepherd street,
was robbed of $100 by two colored men.
he told police. He gave police a
description of the men.
Carnegie Institution Scien
tists Discover Carbon Di
oxide About Planet.
Discovery of important new evidence
bearing on the possibility of life on
Venus was announced today by the
Carnegie Institution of Washington.
Venus, slightly smaller than the earth
and about 23.000.000 miles nearer the
sun. has been a constant enigma to
astronomers. Theoretically conditions
there should be quite similar to those on
earth and the possibility of life on this
sister planet of late years has been
given much more serious consideration
than that of life on Mars.
Surrounded by Clouds.
The difficulty has been that Venus is
surrounded bv a heavy cloud blanket
under which it ha.: been impossible to
penetrate. Thus it was not known
whether Venus had an atmosphere that
would support life, whether it has any
actual solid land surface, or whether it
rotated like the earth or always pre
sented one face to the sun. In the
later case one side would be at con
tinual boiling heit while the other
was close to absolute zero.
The discovery announced today is
that there Is carbon dioxide probably
in large amounts in the atmosphere of
the planet.
Dr. Walter S. Adams and Dr. Theo
dore Dunham of the stall of the insti
tution's observatory at Mount Wtlson
In studv of the infra-red spectrum of
Venus with the 100-inch telescope, have
found three well defined absorption
bands in posh ions which indicate the
strong probability that they are caused
by carbon dioxide.
Important Discovery.
This discovery, if fully substantiated,
is of marked scientific interest for two
reasons: It will have been the first
time a gas of any kind has been identi- |
fied in the spectra of any of our plan- (
ets; and it indicates that one of the
essentials to life as we know it on this
earth may exist in the atmosphere of j
Venus. I
This most brilliant of all celestial
bodies except the sun and moon re
sembles the earth in so many ways that
it has been called the earth's "twin sis
ter." It is eight-tenths as massive as
the earth, is more highly reflecting, is j
two-thirds as far frem the sun, and has '
a gravity pull about four-fifths as pow
erful. Inasmuch as its density is about j
nine-tenths that of the earth's, it Is .
believed to have a solid surface.
That Venus has a fairly dense atmo
sphere is certain, for it is plainly visible
when this planet is in a certain position
between the earth and sun. Then it
presents an appearance which would be
caused by sunlight illuminating the
planet's atmosphere from behind.
Whether this atmosphere contains
the essentials for life has been a baffling
mystery, for its constituents have re
mained an enigma. Now, however,
through use of the spectroscope, that
amazing tool of the astronomer, a sub
stantial clue to the nature of the atmo
sphere of our "twin sister’’ has been ob
Suffers Absorption.
In practice, light rays from the planet
are gathered up by the telescope and
focussed upon the slit in the spectro
scope. whereupon they are broken up
into their spectral groupings. Light
coming from Venus, being reflected sun
light. must have made a double passage
through at least the upper stata of the
planet's atmosphere before passing
through the earth's atmosphere. Dur
ing passage through these atmospheres
it suffers absorption by the gaseous ele
ments and compounds which it en
counters in its path. The presence of
every gas or compound in the light
path is registered in the spectrum by' a
dark line or band which occupies a char
acteristic position. The position of a
line or band in the spectrum identifies
the gas or compound through which the
light passes. This is the "thumb print,"
so to speak, by which it can be recog
Earlier spectroscopic studies of the
light from Venus failed to reveal any
lines and bands which would serve as
a clue to the nature of the constituents
of the atmosphere through which it
passed. When, however, Adams and
Dunham availed themselves of the
superior light-gathering power of the
100-inch telescope and also turned to
the infra-red region of the spectrum
in search for the identifying lines and
bands these were found in the position
which carbon dioxide would naturally
It, therefore, appears that even the
atmosphere of Venus bears resemblance
to that of the earth for apparently it
contains at least one of the essentials
to the maintenance of life as we know
it on earth. However, whether life in
any form has actually gained a foot
hold on this interesting planet remains
a matter of pure speculation.
Boy Struck on Head in Serious
Condition at Hospital.
Jerry Mangum, 13, colored, of the
1100 block of First street, was in a
serious condition in Sibley Hospital to
day after being struck over the eye
during a rock battle on L street near
North Capitol yesterday afternoon.
He was treated at the hospital for a
cut over the eye and concussion of the
brain. X-ray photographs were to be
taken to determine if he has a frac
tured skull.
Police said today they knew a num
ber of the boys in the battle anti were
planning to question them.
Remnant of Gray-Uniformed
Hosts to Be Guests of Capi
tal on June 25.
Reception to Be Held, Followed by
Cavalry Drill at Fort Myer
in Afternoon.
A tottering remnant of the gray hosts
which 70 years ago threatened Wash
ington, then the Capital of a hostile
nation, will march on the city again,
but this time to do homage to the
father of their united country and be
token the brotherhood of all its citi
On June 25. what is left of the once
powerful Confederate armies will arrive
here, following their annual reunion in
Richmond, Va. To the strains of
••Dixie" and the "Benny Blue Flag.'*
accompanied by an escort of infantry,
cavalry and artillery, the veterans will
march up Pennsylvania avenue to the
White House to pay their respects to
the Chief Executive.
Will Carry War Flags.
The old soldiers will carry with them
the shot-torn battle flags they carried
as young men to the heights of Arling
ton on the South bank of the Potomac
in their advance on the Federal Capital
under Stonewall Jackson, Lee and
The exact number of veterans who
will come to Washington as part of the
George Washington Bicentennial Cele
bration is not known. Most of them
are feeble and in a few years age will
have taken “the last old w arrior. They
travel with difficulty, but all cf the
4.500 or 5.000 expected at Richmond
who are able to make the trip will
come to the National Capital.
With them will be members of their
families and others who attend the re
union with them and these are ex
pected to swell the numbers of the
visitors to well over 5,000.
Reception Is Tlanned.
After the parade disbands, there will
be a brief reception during which Gen.
C A DeSaussure, of Mississippi, com
mander in chief of the veterans, will
meet dignitaries of the Federal Govern
Immediately following the reception,
the staffs of Gen. DeSaussure and the
heads of the Sons of Confederate Veter
ans. the Confederated Southern Me
morial Association and the United
Daughters of the Confederacy will be
tendered a luncheon by the Washington
Board of Trade. At the same time
there wall be a basket picnic and exer
cises on the battlefield of Manassas to
which all of the reunion guests will be
At 3 o'clock in the afternoon Gen.
DeSaussure will place a wreath on the
Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Ar
lington and there will be exercises at
the Confederate Monument, where Dr
George Taber, commander in chief of
the Sons of Confederate Veterans, will
place a wreath.
Cavalry Drill to Be Held.
A cavalry drill by mounted troops at
Fort Myer in honor of the visitors will
be given at 4 o'clock. The committee
in charge hopes to secure the services
of the United States Marine Band for
a concert in the Sylvan Theater at 6
o'clock, whcii vocal sc’ections by Mary
Cowherd, blind soprano of New York,
and Robert Cooley, tenor, of New York
will be heard.
Besides the veterans and their guests,
those participating in the parade are
to include the Army Band, a battalion
of the 16th U. S. Infantry, the Fort
Myer Cavalry Band, three troops of
cavalry, American Legion posts and
drum corps. Veterans of Foreign Wars,
units of the 29th Division, Red Cross
units, the Fox Band, firemen's drum
corps, the Charlottesville, Va.. Band,
Boy Scouts and other organizations.
The committee in charge of arrange
ments includes Fred P. Myers, general
chairman: Arthur Clarendon Smith, in
charge of transportation: Mrs. C. K.
Shock, in charge of housing, and Maj.
R. S. Hudgins, grand marshal of parade
and ceremonies.
Welfare and Recreational Associa
tion Considered for Handling
Tourist Facilities.
Lieut. Col. U. S. Grant, 3d, director
of Public Buildings and Public Parks,
today had under consideration the plac
ing of the Tourist Camp under the
jurisdiction of the Welfare and Recrea
tional Association of Public Buildings
and Grounds, Inc. For seme time it
has been in the custody of the superin
tendent of the United States park po
Capt. Ray C. Montgomery, U. S. A.,
has just relinquished the post of super
intendent, and his place has been taken
by Capt. Doyle O. Hickey. U. S. A. The
work of caring for the Tourist Camp
has been an increasing burden on the
park police head, as additional cabins
have been constructed there and a new
heating plant is being installed to re
place the gas heaters in the cabins.
Eastern High School Wins Drill
Company A Is Victor as 15,
OOO Witness Competition
at Stadium.
After nine years of patient waiting
and hard drilling. Eastern High School,
through its Company A under com
mand of Cadet Capt. Theodore J. Vin
cent, has won the annual company 1
competitive drill of the Washington
High School Cadet Corps.
Company A's victory was proclaimed
at Griffith Stadium late yesterday be
fore a cheering throng of 15,000 per
sons gathered to witness the climax of
the year's cadet activities.
Tire same crowd cheered the '•plac
ing” companies: Company K, under
Cadet Capt. William F. Yelverton, and
Company L. under Cadet Capt. John T
Bowen, both of Western High School
and winners, respectively, of second and
third honors.
Rating of 98.8.
Eastern's victorious Company A took
first honors with a rating of 98 8 while
Wrstern's Company K followed with a
drill average of 98 3. Company L of
Western won its place with a rating of
92 6 The ratings w-ere given by a
board of three regular Army officers
who had watched the 31 cadet com
panies drill all day Monday and yes
terday. They were Capt. Alexander R.
Bolling, U. S. A.; First Lieut. John G.
Hill, U S A . and First Lieut. Thomas
H. Allen. U. S. A
Eastern High School's capture of first
place was regarded with particular in
terest because that school this year had
a new assistant professor of military
science and tactics. Capt. Robert W.
Norton, U. S A . came to Washington
from Kansas City. Mo., last Fall to take
charge of Eastern's cadet companies
and he was one of the most intensely
interested persons in the stadium yes
terday as the announcement of the vic
tories was awaited.
Dr. Frank W. Ballou, superintendent
of schools, reviewed the entire brigade
and while the companies were drawn
up before him, Lieut. Col. Wallace M.
Craigie, U. S. A., professor of military
science and tactics in the schools, noti
fied the colonel of the brigade that
Company A of Eastern has won the
drill. The colonel turned and notified
an adjutant who then about-faced and
marched to a point 100 feet in front
of the cadet mass. Halting a patience
trying long time, the adjutant suddenly
turned to the right and the Eastern
and Western section of the grandstands
burst into cheers. When Company A
itself was specifically designated the
Eastern supporters fairly screamed their
delight. •
Gets Naylor Medal.
Cadet Capt. Vincent brought his com
pany out of the mass and marched it
before Dr. Ballou, gave the superin
tendent their salute, and waited. Dr.
Ballou smilingly congratu'ated the cadet
officer and then pinned upon his breast
the diamond-studded Allison Naylor
Medal. The flag of first place then
was thrust into the rifle of the com
pany's right guide. Sergt. James Payne,
and the unit marched with precision
back to its place in the brigade.
The notification process was followed
for Western's second and third place
winning companies. Col. Frederick C.
Lucas, past commander of Federal Post.
Veterans of Foreign Wars, presented his
organization's medals to Capt. Yclver
ton and Capt. Bowen. These medals
will be given annually to the command
ing officers of the second and third
place winning companies by the Vet
erans of Foreign Wars.
The only break in the twTo-day com
petition's program was the command of
one of the McKinley High School com
panies by its first lieutenant. Cadet
Capt. William S. Opdyke. commanding
officer of Company D of that school,
was stricken with pneumonia yesterday
and his first officer. First Lieut. Robert
Tansill, took command.
F. W. Krichelt Elected President
of State Society.
F. W. Krichelt was elected president
of the New York State Society at a
meeting last night in the Willard Hotel.
Other officers are William R. Vallance,
Mrs. C. F. Hammerly and Dr. Lamar
Harris, vice presidents: Miss Helen
Brown, historian; Miss Margaret Harri
son. secretary, and Dr. William J.
Davis, treasurer.
Trustees appointed for the ensuing
year are Representatives Tabor and
Boylan of New York. James E. Black,
Grant R. Denniston. Miss Louise Evan
son and Maurice Sands.
Where Six Were Injured
SIX persons, among them five war veterans from Pennsylvania, were injured
early today when the automobiles pictured above crashed at Fourteenth
street and Constitution avenue. The car occupied by the veterans is
shown overturned.
UPPER: Company A of Eastern High School, winner of the forty-third
annual company competitive drills of the High School Cadets! as It
was marched before Dr. Frank W. Ballou, school superintendent, to
receive its coveted awards.
Lower: Dr. Ballou pins the diamond-studded Allison Naylor Medal
cn the breast of Cadet Capt. Theodore Vincent, commander of the winning unit.
—Star Staff Photos.
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Traction Merger and Safety
Responsibility Bills Are
Five District bills passed the Senate
this afternoon, while action on several
others that were also considered was
The measures which went through by
unanimous consent were:
The bill to provide for closing of bar
ber shops in the District one day each
week; the bill to establish a bird and
game sanctuary along the waters in the
District by prohibiting entirely the kill
ing or needless disturbance of wild water
; fowl; the bill exempting from tax
i ation a building at 1227 Sixtenth street
used as a headquarters of the National
I Society of the Sons of the American
Revolution, and a resolution accepting
. on behalf of the Government an armil
t larv sphere for the adornment of Me
ridian Hill Park. The report of the
Senate Committee explained that it is
to be a gift from a native Washing- I
! tonlan. It was designed by C. Paul
Merger Proposal Shelved.
The three bills which had to be laid
aside because of objections were the
street railway merger resolution, the bill
to promote street safety by requiring !
motorists who have been convicted of
serious traffic offenses to establish
financial resporislbtHtv. and the bill au
thorizing the Commissioners to close
unnecessary streets and roads on the
highw'ay plan.
After the merger resolution had been
objected to by Senator Blaine of Wis- |
consin. Senator Austin, Republican, |
Vermont, in charge of the measure, I
urged the Senate to consider and act on
it at this session. He said the merger
question had been before Congress for
many years and should be disposed of.
Two members of the District Commit
tee. Chairman Capper and Senator
Blaine, have a minority report on file
opposing several features of the pend
ing merger plan.
Allowances Increased.
The Senate later passed another local
bill, recommended by the Commissioners
and the Board of Public Welfare, in
creasing the allowance paid by the
District to the families of men sent
to the workhouse for non-support from
50 cents to $1 a day.
Of the five measures approved today,
four still require House action. The
one which has already passed the House
and gees to the President is the reso
lution accepting as a gift the armillary
sphere to be placed in Meridian Hill
Dantes Bellegarde. Haitian Minis
ter. is to be the principal speaker to
night at the second annual presenta
tion of the John M. Langston School of
Law of Frelinghuysen University, for
the benefit of its endowment fund. The
presentation will be in the Fifteenth
Street Presbyterian Church.
Bellegarde’s subject is to be “Haiti, la
Republique des Noirs.” His address will
be translated by Dr. M. Grant Lucas.
John Davis, secretary to the Federal
Commission to the Virgin Islands, in
1925. will tell of the work of the com
A mock trial Is to conclude the pro
gram. with Miss Fletcher Howell. Nor
man Haley, W. E. Miller and Cephus
Lyon taking part.
Uphold Policeman's Dismissal.
The Commissioners yesterday upheld
a sentence of the Police Trial Board,
dismissing Policeman Luther E. Cline
from the Spree on bis conviction of
[being intoxicated.
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Shift Involving Radio Com-1
mission to Save U. S.
$120,000 a Year.
The Public Buildings Commission is
preparing to launch another shift of
Government agencies, calculated to save
Uncle Sam an annual rent bill of nearly
$120,000 here. Lieut. Col. U. S. Grant,
3d. is executive officer of the commis
sion. and Karl J. Hardy is Us executive
secretary, and plans for the forthcom
ing moves have been mapped out under
their direction.
The greatest saving will be made
when the Federal Radio Commission is
moved from the National Press Build
ing, at Fourteenth and F streets, into
the Interior Department Building, at
Eighteenth and F streets. This move
is to start on June 18 and officials said
today theX an annual rental bill of $59.
200 will thus be saved the Federal Gov
ernment. The Federal Radio Commis
sion formerly occupied quarters in the
interior Department, but the space now
available is made possible by the mov
ing out of units of the Veterans' Ad
Will Save $13,000.
A saving of about $13,000 is antici
pated by the moving of Government
property out of the 1707 Kalorama
Road garage and from the garage at
Third and Canal streets, Southwest.
The Public Buildings Commission pro
poses to start this move, into a garage
at Twenty-fourth and M streets about
July 1.
Tile Federal Board for Vocational
Education will be moved from the
Lenox Building. Fifteenth and L streets,
into the Architects' Building, at Eigh
teenth and E streets. This. Mr. Hardy
said, w-ill effect a saving of $29,925.
The American Battle Monuments
Commission, now in the Investment
Building, Fifteenth and K streets, will
be shifted into the new Department of
Commerce building. This move will
start about June 15 and will save a
rent bill of $2,500 annually.
A Saving of $12,500.
A saving of $12,500 will be made by
moving part of the Treasury Depart
ment and the General Accounting Office
from 920 E street into the old Patent
Office Building, Ninth and F" streets.
Since the completion of the new De
partment of Commerce building, Mr.
Hardy asserted, Uncle Sam has been
saved an annual rent bill of $300,000.
The Department of Labor, up to this
time, has been inadequately housed. Mr.
Hardy said, but the Women’s and Chil
dren’s Bureaus are being moved from
Temporary Building Number Five, at
Constitution avenue and Twentieth
street, to the Winder Building. Fif
teenth and F streets. When this re
arrangement is completed. Mr. Hardy
pointed out, the entire Labor Depart
ment will be housed in the same gen
eral vicinity.
Shabouth, Feast of Weeks, When
Fruits of First Harvest Were
Offered, to Be Observed.
Shabouth, the Feast of Weeks,
ancient Jewish holiday, when the He
brews brought the first fruits and grain
of the early harvest to the temple in
Jerusalem, begins Friday and special
services will be held in all of the city's
synagogues and temples. The feast
will continue through Saturday.
The Adas Israel Congregation will
hold services at 8:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.
each day. Rabbi Solomon H. Metz will
speak on “Legislating the Law of Life”
Friday morning. The second day of
Shabouth will be observed as the
"George Washington Sabbath” by all
congregations affiliated with the United
Synagogue of America. The memorial
services will start at 10 a.m.
Two of Victims at Fourteenth
St. and Constitution Ave.
in Serious State.
Visitors From Pennsylvania Had
Come Here for Parade—Larson B.
Culp. Silver Spring. Injured.
Six men were injured, two seriously,
when an automobile containing five
visiting veterans from McKeesport, Pa.,
rolled over the curb at Fourteenth street
and Constitution avenue following a
collision about 6:30 o’clock this morning.
The second machine, occupied by
Larson B. Culp, 42. of Silver Spring,
Md„ also overturned after the impact,
which virtually demolished both auto
mobiles. Members of the fire rescue
squad and United States Park Police
helped extricate the men from the
Pennsylvania automobile.
All six were taken to Emergency
Hospital where four were admitted for
treatment. The Pennsylvania automo
bile lodged against a shade tree across
the curb and the injured had to be re
moved through the shattered windows.
Doctors Among Injured.
The visitors were identified as William
Fitzpatrick, about 35. proprietor of gen
eral store in McKeesport: Francis
Marrley. 3<. machinist; Dr. Harry
5f^eri^34 of 509 Locus street. Joseph
KlrK. 32, millworker. of 800 Evans street
and Dr. Felix Andrew Jawoski, 39 •
brother-in-law of Marrley.
Fitzpatrick, believed the most seri
ously injured, has a possible skull frac
ture deep scalp laceratioas and cuts
about the left hand; Marrley escaped
vvith lesser cuts and bruises about the
shoulder and face: Dr. Reper was se
verely cut about the face and hands:
Kirk was lacerated about the face and
Dr. Jawoski sustained cuts to his right
Culp suffered a shoulder injury,
together with numerous cuts and
bruises. He and Fitzpatrick were be
lieved most seriously hurt. although
physicians said both were expected to
Traffic Kept Moving.
According to police, the Pennsylvania
automobile was proceeding east on Con
stitution avenue and that which Culp
drove was traveling south on Four
teenth street. Special details of metro
politan and park police were sent to
the scene to keep traffic moving until
the wrecked automobiles could be re
The visitors said they had just ar
rived in Washington from Pennsylvania
and were to meet two other carloads of
McKeesport veterans at a down town
hotel. Friends of the injured men were
notified at the hotel and drove to the
hospital to assist with tne identifica
The veterans said their interest in
the bonus march had prompted the
group to visit Washington, but were
non-committal when asked if they ex
pected to join the demonstrators here.
Two Strurk By Autos.
Two persons were injured by automo
biles yesterday when struck just after
they passed in rear of parked cars.
Five-vear-old Harry C. Smith. 2003
Naylor rord southeast, suffered a frac
tured skull ar.d was reported in a crit
ical condition at Casua'ty Hospital. The
other victim. Edward Sherman. 34, of
the 400 b’oek cf Third street, was not
critically hurt, although his wrist was
The Smith child was crossing in front
of 2004 Minnesota avenue southeast
when struck by the automobile of
Samuel W. Wolfheimer, 61, of the 4000
block of Third street.
Sherman was crossing near Tenth and
B streets southwest when struck by an
automobile driven by Norman Hoyle, 24,
of the 1600 block of West Virginia ave
nue northeast. He was taken to Emer
gency Hospital.
Addresses 38th Anniversary Cele
bration of Columbia Heights
The District's need for national rep
resentation was stressed last night by
Isaac Gans. business leader and for
mer president of the Chamber of Com
merce. speaking at the thirty-eighth
anniversary celebration of the Columbia
Heights Citizens' Association at Fourth
Presbyterian Church.
The celebration included a program
of Colonial songs and reminiscent
speeches, as well as the presentation of
an autographed photograph of Presi
dent Hoover. This was in memory of
the occasion on which he addressed the
association in 1917 when he spoke on
food administration.
The presentation of the photograph
was made by J. C. Hiatt, who was sec
retary of the association in 1917. Fred
erick J. Rice, who was president of the
association at the time, told of the oc
casion. Former Representative William
E. Andrews reviewed the history of the
association and Colonial songs 1 were
presented by Mrs. Charles Haig and
Miss Elizabeth Eaton, with Miss Doree
Holman at the piano.
George H. Brown was elected dele
gate to the hearing June 13 before the
Public Utilities Commission on safety
platforms and street car stops. Mar
garet Hopkins Worrell, president of the
group, presided.
The following were elected to mem
bership: C. P. Christopher. F. B. Jack
son. M. Broun, Angelo Jones. Harvey J.
Pierce, S. L. Sonneborn Edward J.
Johnson. Hugh McHenry, S. Lazerovltz,
I. Boorstein and George Jackson.
Neatly Dressed Bobber Escaped
With Jewelry Worth $110.
A neatly dressed robber, who late
yesterday snatched two rings valued at
$110 from the jewelry store of Golden
& Sons, 1419 H street, was being sought
by police today.
E. Golden, alone In the store at the
time, told police the young man asked
to see some jewelry for which the pro
prietor had to go to the rear of the
room. While Golden was gone, the rob
ber snatched the two rings, one of them
set with a diamond, and ran down H
street toward Fifteenth.

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